Fed unveils new $5 bill The Federal Reserve, the American central bank, today unveiled a new, more secure design for the$5 banknote that will be issued and enter circulation in early 2008. A new $100 bill will follow. Similar to recently redesigned$10, $20 and$50 bills, the new $5 bill incorporates improved, easy-to-use security features, making it easier for businesses and consumers to check the new$5 bills they receive and more difficult for counterfeiters to copy.

Special features include two new watermarks a